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Program Management Specialist, HIV / AIDS Treatment Job in Nairobi

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to hire a Program Management Specialist, HIV/AIDS Treatment in its Office of Population & Health (OPH), USAID/Kenya. 

The position is open to qualified Kenyan citizens and is based in Nairobi.

Basic Function of Position:

The Program Management Specialist, HIV/AIDS Treatment is a senior project manager and a key public health advisor on HIV treatment. He/she provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of HIV treatment activities provided under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Responsibilities include day-to-day program management and development, monitoring, reporting, and close collaboration with PEPFAR partners to ensure implementation is carried out in accordance with the Government of Kenya (GOK) policies and priorities, PEPFAR strategic objectives, and internationally recognized best practices in HIV treatment.

Partners include GOK officials, other USG agencies, bilateral and international donor agencies, Global Fund (GFATM) and non-governmental organizations involved in treatment of HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

The incumbent represents USAID/Kenya on HIV treatment issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings.

Required Qualifications:

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 A Master’s degree in medicine, public health, or a closely related field, required.

Experience (40%):
 5-7 years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS treatment programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner, is required.

Knowledge (30%):
 Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required. 

Comprehensive knowledge of the host government healthcare system and structures, including
 familiarity with the Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations is required. 

Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of treatment programs is required.

Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements is required.

Skills and Abilities (30%):
 Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. 

Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with
 national and international working partners is required. 

The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex. Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.

Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Strong skills with interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation of data are required. The incumbent must have strong management skills and be able to order priorities and manage several activities simultaneously.

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed CV and all relevant attachments to the following address:

Human Resources Office
Re: Program Management Specialist – HIV/AIDS Treatment Advisor
P.O. Box 629, Village Market 00621, Nairobi, Kenya

Applications must reach the USAID office by COB January 6, 2012.

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